The Black Horse label was inspired by owner Ken’s vision of owning a black horse. “I guess the label began about 10 years ago when I started out just making a few sauces, as a hobby. Then, I branched out into making relishes, chutneys and jams and it took off from there.” Black Horse make a pear jam that came about when a lady who grows pears told Ken she couldn’t find a good Pear Jam. Well, what else could he do but make a Pear Jam. It’s now one of Black Horse’s most popular jams. Other favourites are Rhubarb & Ginger and Plum and Cinnamon. Ken says it’s a matter of getting the right combinations to make sure flavours match up, but the “proof is in the pudding”, or in this case the jam. “I take great pride in hand making my products”, says Ken. “It’s really great when people come up to me at the Markets and say how much they enjoyed it. I put it down to each batch being hand made to our exacting standards, with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives so our customers get a high quality product every time.” We can’t forget the chutneys, relishes and sauces. Black Horse Tomato Relish is an all time favourite. A good honest tomato relish, which is nicely spiced without being too hot – there’s no chilli in it. The Beetroot Chutney is versatile; it goes well with a salad and is also fantastic with fish. Whatever the reason or whatever your taste, you can’t go past Black Horse Fine Foods for flavour, variety and service.